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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 20, 2010 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Pretty much the same for me except Mrs. Mando decided she didn't much care for the Dead after a lot less exposure than 24/7.

She does like a few songs - one of her favorites is Morning Dew from the Barton Hall show. We were on ourt way to Tennessee a few years back and everyone was asleep except me (which was good since I was driving). I slipped the 2nd set in and got all the way to Morning Dew before she woke up. The volume wasn't up very high, I figured she was just letting me listen to what I wanted to but about halfway through, she reached over and turned it up. When it was over she said she liked the song and asked who was playing. When I told her she said something along the lines of "Just because I like one song doesn't mean we have to listen to more."

With much indignation I loudly stated "Well how do you expect to find out if you like any other songs?"......

but I believe what came out of my mouth was more like "Yes dear"

She's stuck in the 80s - Tears For Fears and early U2 and has been on a Pearl Jam kick of late.

And yes she still has every Donny Osmond 45 and LP ever produced.

After 26 years I think we are a pretty solid proof that opposites (at least musically) do indeed attract. Despite the fact that Pat Metheny's "Offramp" album is responsible for the conception of our children - but that takes the thread in a whole different direction.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 20, 2010 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Pat Metheny Group is good, good ,good . Check out Bright Sized Life , Still Life Talking , New Chautauqua , and Beyond the Missouri Sky along w/ the one's mentioned . Your local library might have a few .

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 20, 2010 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

micah -

There isn't much Metheny material out there that I don't have in vinyl and CD.

Last Train Home from Still Life and American Garage from New Chatauqua are some of my all time favorites.

I find myself going back to the Pat Metheny Group white album more than anything else. What a lineup - Lyle Mays, Mark Egan and Dan Gottlieb. Are you kidding me?

And his collabs are pieces of art - Metheny/Mehldau, his work with Charlie Haden and Ornette Coleman, dayuuum!!

So much for listening to TDIH, I'm on my way out to the car to bring my Metheny CDs in to work.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 21, 2010 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

My children love PMG , while they ,esp. the oldest, constantly harass my wife and I regarding GD . They think Terrapin is the funniest song in the world ( among others )- not in a good way . Which happens to be one of the missus Favs , so you know kids, let's annoy mom during her quiet time listening to TS . They still do it to her . I have the Bill Cosby approach - I brought you into this world , and I can take you out - which keeps them away @ quiet time . All parents need QT . I put PMG on and it's (cont. the BC theme ) " Dad is great , he gave us the chocolate cake ...and PMG "

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Poster: ringolevio Date: May 21, 2010 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

>I have the Bill Cosby approach - I brought you into this world , and I can take you out

I'm going to have to remember that one.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 20, 2010 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Do you have Joni's live album where Pat, Lyles, Jaco, Don Alias, et al are her band? Damn good stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJPfBCSjCSc

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 20, 2010 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

bd -

I have Shadows and Light but that was more from a completist approach. I won't argue Mitchell's appeal and that she has talent, I just don't like her material.

That said, Metheny's solo is amazing. And Jaco on Pork Pie Hat is, well, Jaco.

And Jaco is like sex. Even bad Jaco is good Jaco.

On a completely unrelated note - my daughter sprung an early Father's Day gift on me. Two tickets to the Va Tech - Boise State game at FedEx Field. That one could end up with the Hokies squeaking out an 83-79 win on a last second 59 yard touchdown run.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 20, 2010 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

That's a great gift - should be an explosive offensive performance. Go HOKIES!

Delaney coming back in Hoops has you guys contending next year - I can't imagine anything other than a decent seed in the NCAAs next year.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 21, 2010 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

I love Lyle Mays and Charlie Hayden as well Mando - and those two songs you mentioned - Yeah . Rarely does he bore me or sound cliche or trite. Often places a big smile on me face . Converted a bunch of ' I hate jazz ' folks > Start off the dinner party w/ BSL or SLT in the background . Some good food / conversation . Some wine, then " what is that music ?" Way more converts to PMG in my life , then GD...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 20, 2010 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Like you, Pat Metheny has been the genesis of several important events in the wife's and my Travels together. What happened during her first listen to "As Falls Wichita Falls" live is the stuff of legend. Like you, we don't agree on much musically, but we share enough common ground to occasionally tell the other "Hell yeah, turn it up!".
If you don't have it already, and your wife is a true 80's fan, check the Metheny soundtrack to "The Falcon and the Snowman". The movie's theme song is a great collaberation with David Bowie and Metheny, plus the rest of the album is very, very nice.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 20, 2010 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

SDH -

"As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls" harkens back to old girlfriend days. Pretty sure that a detailed description of those conjured memories would not go over well.

Travels is an amazing piece of work, one of my favorite Metheny albums. We still laugh over memories of hearing "Last Train Home" at the end of the TV show Shining Time Station (hosted by Ringo Starr) - our kids watched it every day.

Metheny is one of those rare artists where youonly have to hear two or three notes and instantly know who it is. Have you listened to his latest solo album - Orchestrion? Simply stunning effort.

Man, now I have the 'wistful melancholy memory blues' big time.

Good stuff.........

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 20, 2010 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Next to the boys, PMG and his many solo incarnations rank as #2 in the shows I've seen live the most. Saw him with Gary Burton in a ballrom in Cambridge, MA. As my friend said after the show "We were so close I could have spit on him". Didn't, of course. The combination of fantastic seats and some extra-potent mushroom tea made for one of the more memorable experiences I've had at a Metheny show. Plus, gettting to roam Harvard Square while "altered" is always fun. The PMG also came to my school (Lehigh) in the mid 80's, playing a small gym. That show, enhanced by some evil blotter, is #2. I really like his new stuff but almost always find myself reverting back to the "classic" material. He is a freakin' genious.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 20, 2010 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Lucky, lucky you.

Was Eberhard Weber playing along with Gary Burton? That would have been a treat - altered or otherwise.

But what I would have done to have been in Oslo for his work in 1980 - I can only imagine what they tried out in clubs as they were putting together 80/81 and As Falls......

Any Metheny lineup with Michael Brecker, Jack DeJohnette and Charlie Haden pitching in had to magical live. I think Dewey Redman threw in with that bunch but I'll have to check my liner notes when I get home.

And at the rate this conversation is unwnding that might be sooner rather than later.

You guys have made my freakin' day.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: May 21, 2010 8:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

If haven't checked this site before, do so immediately:

urge2burge dot wordpress dot com

So many Right Click/Save As treasures from multiple artists. Great start is the two Pat Metheny Trio shows in Boston from 1974 with Bob Moses and Jaco. Doesn't get much better.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 21, 2010 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

my rapidly filling ipods and harddrives thank you most kindly sir :)


very very cool site Mr. Hollow!!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 22, 2010 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

Thanks for the site.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 21, 2010 8:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Many, many thanks

You just shot holes in today's productivity.

And I greatly appreciate it.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 20, 2010 9:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: our wives or s/o's and our band

"Just because I like one song doesn't mean we have to listen to more."

excellent summation

My wife's classic quote was "all of their songs sound the same except some are worse than others"